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Post by brucek » May 22nd, 2020, 7:19 am

The Hundred Best English Poems by Various ( - ).
This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue:
https://librivox.org/the-hundred-best-english-poems-by-various/
This wonderful collection of poems showcases the incredible talent of the some of the greatest poets in the world. These creative masterpieces are truly the best of the best, the crème de la crème, one hundred of the most awe inspiring and magnificent examples of poetic skill - works that will live forever in the annals of great literature.

Embracing the most influential names in poetry we have all come to love, respect and revere, this exceptional compilation has a verse for every occasion, a theme for each day of existence and poetic instances for all of life's varied circumstances.

Whether it's pondering Keats' assertion that "beauty is truth, truth beauty" or sharing Tennyson's anticipation of "crossing the bar", we can all in some way identify with the ideas and thoughts expressed in the works presented here. We can't help but be inspired and also entertained by the words of the superlative writers in this collection as they address the perils and wonders of the human condition.

By enriching the background themes of the life journey in which we find ourselves, these poems form a chorus in the universal music of an existence in which we collectively form the melody.
(Bruce Kachuk)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/hundredbestengli00gowa
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project: Poetry/Anthologies

    Keywords that describe the book: sonnets, odes, popular poetry, famous poets, hundred best poems, romantic poems, epic poems, poems of war

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    • "Prefatory Note to The Hundred Best English Poems. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "The Hundred Best English Poems, by Various. [Prefatory Note]"


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      "End of Poem. This recording is in the public domain"
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 22nd, 2020, 8:46 am

Let see how long it takes us to go 0 to 100 :mrgreen:

Do you mean to make this into a compilation where each poem is linked to the authors in the catalogue by filling in the metadata,
or will you be adding the author name in the section title so the author is still searchable but the sections are not linked to the Author's page in the catalogue?

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Post by brucek » May 22nd, 2020, 9:57 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:46 am
Let see how long it takes us to go 0 to 100 :mrgreen:

Do you mean to make this into a compilation where each poem is linked to the authors in the catalogue by filling in the metadata,
or will you be adding the author name in the section title so the author is still searchable but the sections are not linked to the Author's page in the catalogue?
I'll set my tape recorder at 15ips. :)

Thanks so much for setting us up.

Yes, I would very much like each poem to be linked to the author's name in the catalogue. How would one go about that?

Thanks,
Bruce.

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 22nd, 2020, 10:17 am

In a compilation with different authors (and/or different sources), the metadata are also filled in. That is done via the little magnifying-glass icon under the "Meta" column in the Magic Window, for each section. By clicking on it a table appears above the Magic Window, where you fill in Author, text Source and Language. Here's a guide from the wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window#Special_Instructions_for_Collections_.E2.80.93_Entering_Section_Metadata

When the time comes to try it out, let me know if something is unclear or you have questions. I think the author input is the most tricky. By starting to type something, a drop-down list appears so you have to be quick to type as much as you can before that, so that the list contains less options! (when you try it, you'll understand what I mean!). Copy-pasting the author's last name via the keyboard shortcut (like ctrl+C in Windows) should work, but not copy-pasting via the mouse, for some reason (though it will work if you involve the keyboard after pasting, like deleting the last letter with the back space key).

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Post by brucek » May 22nd, 2020, 7:47 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 10:17 am
In a compilation with different authors (and/or different sources), the metadata are also filled in. That is done via the little magnifying-glass icon under the "Meta" column in the Magic Window, for each section. By clicking on it a table appears above the Magic Window, where you fill in Author, text Source and Language.
Thanks for the metadata info, Rapunzelina, great idea. :)

Just one thing. The editor of this anthology, Adam L. Gowans who writes the 'Prefatory Note' (000), is not yet in the metadata drop-down list. The other writers should all be there.

Thanks,
Bruce.
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Post by brucek » May 22nd, 2020, 7:48 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 10:17 am
In a compilation with different authors (and/or different sources), the metadata are also filled in. That is done via the little magnifying-glass icon under the "Meta" column in the Magic Window, for each section. By clicking on it a table appears above the Magic Window, where you fill in Author, text Source and Language.
Oh, I do have another quick question, Rapunzelina. The editor sometimes inserts addenda such as source and date at the end of poems, for example "1609 Edition" (after poem 1) or "Henderson and Henley's Text" (after poem 15), etc.

These references seem to break the continuity and I feel inclined to omit them, do you agree?

Thanks for your advice.
Bruce.

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 23rd, 2020, 4:03 am

It's ok if you want to omit those; they look like footnotes, and footnotes are optional.


I'll let you know when I've added the editor in the database!

I've moved us to Going Solo. I hope Sara will find us here!

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Post by brucek » May 23rd, 2020, 9:08 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 4:03 am
It's ok if you want to omit those; they look like footnotes, and footnotes are optional.


I'll let you know when I've added the editor in the database!

I've moved us to Going Solo. I hope Sara will find us here!
Thanks so much, Rapunzelina, all the other authors were found perfectly.

There's a big reel of tape on the old Revox and we're rolling . . . :)

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » May 23rd, 2020, 11:24 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 4:03 am
I've moved us to Going Solo. I hope Sara will find us here!

And here I am! Thanks for letting me join you again. :9:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » May 23rd, 2020, 5:32 pm

SaraHale wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 11:24 am
And here I am! Thanks for letting me join you again. :9:
Welcome Sarah. Good to have you here. :)

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » May 24th, 2020, 8:49 pm

brucek wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Welcome Sarah. Good to have you here. :)

~~~~~
Bruce.
Thanks! :9:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2020, 2:13 am

brucek wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:47 pm


Just one thing. The editor of this anthology, Adam L. Gowans who writes the 'Prefatory Note' (000), is not yet in the metadata drop-down list. The other writers should all be there.

Thanks,
Bruce.
I have just added Mr Gowans to our database!

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Post by brucek » May 26th, 2020, 8:20 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 2:13 am

I have just added Mr Gowans to our database!
Thanks, Rapunzelina. I've updated the meta data.

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2020, 2:55 pm

I've checked the metadata and it all looks good! I thought you'd like to know. Filling in metadata for 100 sections is a gigantic endeavour and you succeeded! :thumbs:

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Post by brucek » May 27th, 2020, 7:59 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 2:55 pm
I've checked the metadata and it all looks good! I thought you'd like to know. Filling in metadata for 100 sections is a gigantic endeavour and you succeeded! :thumbs:
Thanks. I'm impressed with the scope and range of LV's author database.

~~~~~
Bruce.

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